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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1960Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

1990Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

1987Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

1966"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1991US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

199723rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1971Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

1993NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

1948Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

January 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1893Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

1964Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com

January 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 12th

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

2003Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

January 12th Deaths
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